From going to school at home to socially distancing from friends, the coronavirus has changed so much about how we live our lives. When we went into lockdowns during spring,…Read More
Thank you for sending us your evidence for successfully completing Stage 2 Raising Awareness about single-use plastic. We are so grateful for your hard work and think you and your pupils are amazing!
It’s great that you have completed Stage 2, but please don’t stop there… we really hope you strive to make it as a Plastic Clever School by completing Stage 3.
In Stage 3 your school works to cut down its use of single-use plastics, particularly the BIG 4 items (bottles, disposable cups + lids, straws and bags), and encourages the use of reusables among staff and pupils.
Step 1: Take action against the single-use BIG 4
- Identify where a reusable alternative to alternative to ONE of the BIG 4 might be ‘swapped in’
- Try and provide access to tap water, water fountains and washing facilities (when safe)
- Encourage the use of reusables among pupils and staff
- Where single-use plastics can’t be avoided, provide information and recycling facilities
Steps 2, 3 and 4
- Repeat Step 1 three times, each time taking action against a different BIG 4 item
NB. where single-use plastics can’t be avoided, provide information and recycling facilities
Step 5: Let Kids Against Plastic know
- Send us a photo of your good work to gain your Plastic Clever School status
To help you with your amazing work, we’ve linked to some resources to help you successfully achieve Plastic Clever School status – we hope you find them useful.
Interesting Case Studies
On completion of Stage 3 …
When you’ve completed this stage, send us a photograph using the form on this page and we’ll send you some goodies to say Thank You and CONGRATULATIONS on achieving Plastic Clever School status..
Any questions or feedback, please do get in touch.
Thanks again for your amazing work!
Thank you for completing Stage 2 Raising Awareness!
We’re so glad that your school has worked hard to raise awareness of single-use plastic and plastic pollution. You are now just one Step away from reaching Plastic Clever School status. Whoop! You’re amazing!
Your ongoing commitment against plastic pollution gives us hope that one day single-use plastics will be eliminated whenever and wherever it is possible..
So, please carry on your amazing work and complete Stage 3.
Use the form below to submit some of your photos and work to show how you have tackled the BIG 4, and we’ll confirm your Plastic Clever School status.
Other BIG 4 resources
All schools that register on the Plastic Clever Schools initiative receives a free set of educational resources, and even more when they reach Plastic Clever School status. Sign up here:…Read More
Use this PDF to find out about single-use plastics – plastic items that are used once and thrown away soon after. NB. This PDF is an extract from Amy and Ella’s…DOWNLOAD
Allport Cargo Services We’re delighted to announce Allport Cargo Services have achieved Plastic Clever Business status! Ramona is proud to have formed a dedicated and passionate team tasked with developing…Read More
We’re delighted to feature some useful tips and advice for schools looking to reduce their plastic consumption from Georgeham Primary School in Devon. Download the PDF below. Well done everyone…DOWNLOAD
Here are five easy ways you can reduce how much single-use plastic you use.Read More
A Powerpoint presentation made by students of Haydon Eco Club. The students created and used this as part of their KS2 / KS3 Transition Project. For more information about the…Read More
When ATAG (Air Transport Action Group) invited Amy and Ella to speak about single-use plastics at the Global Aviation Sustainability Summit in Geneva in October 2018, the Kids Against Plastic…Read More
A pdf – perfect for use as a poster – showing some easy ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate in your everyday life.DOWNLOAD
Use one of your t-shirts to make a customised bag for life that no-one else will have. Download this PDF, it has all the instructions!DOWNLOAD
Amy and Ella recorded this video a couple of years ago when they were invited to speak in schools around the UK but couldn’t make it. The girls might look…Read More
David Luke make Eco school uniforms from plastic bottles, turning waste into up cycled stylish and practical clothing. This film shows how they now have the ability to make sweatshirts, cardigans,…Read More
Could reusable water bottles with built-in purification filters offer more than just a travel solution? Would their use reduce the number of plastic bottles sold and littered? Find out more…Read More
Be Plastic Clever We all have a part to play in contributing towards turning the plastic tide. In our TEDx talk at Exeter, Kids Against Plastic set out their Plastic…Read More
Plastic by numbers (facts and figures) by Will McCallum, head of Greenpeace UK Oceans.DOWNLOAD
An excellent video by Algalita a non-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the marine environment. The video covers plastic (as a material) the issues associated with plastic pollution, and some…Read More
Will McCallum, head of Greenpeace UK Oceans, gives us his five steps to becoming plastic free.DOWNLOAD
What is the coffee cup levy? And what do people think of it as a solution to reducing the amount disposable coffee cups we use?Read More
Plastic is amazing. Drink bottles, buckets, bags and cutlery – you name it, plastic is everywhere. It’s strong, durable and takes ages to break down. But whilst that’s great in some ways, that’s also a problem. Plastic in the ocean not only effects marine wildlife, it is also having an impact on us.Read More
This is the third of three videos about the life of plastic bottles, covering how we can combat plastic pollution, and also the non-plastic alternatives that are out there.Read More
This is the second of three videos about the life of a plastic bottle, covering the consumption and disposal of bottles.Read More
The first of three videos about plastic bottles and their negative impact on the environment throughout their lives. This video covers the manufacture and transportation of a plastic bottle.Read More
How many throw-away coffee cups does the UK use a year?… a day?… a second? And what happens to them? Find out here? Credit: Phoxwater.comRead More